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Containers Vs. Virtual Machines: Choosing The Best Option For Your Business

Only a few years ago, we heralded the arrival of the virtual machine (VM) as the answer to our problems concerning utilizing every resource on our server hardware. Virtual machines came along to revolutionize the way we thought about computing and it seemed as if all of our resource woes were finally coming to an end.

Topics: Configuration Management

Attention Small Businesses: Why You Should Start Using Containers Early

Interest in container technologies keeps growing; and when you consider the wide range of benefits they provide, it’s not surprising. Big names like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google have relied on containers to support their massive ops for years, but smaller companies and startups are only now starting to realize their potential.

Topics: Containers

Do’s And Dont’s For Scaling Up Your SaaS Startup

For successful SaaS companies, growth can happen at lightning speed. A great software product can propel any small SaaS startup from obscurity to worldwide fame virtually overnight. When this happens, scaling up becomes an immediate priority that, if ill-prepared for, can seriously undermine a promising newcomer’s ability to step into the spotlight and deliver the goods consistently.

Topics: SaaS

Attention CEOs: How Software Automation Will Bring Success In 2017 And Beyond

The automation of previously human-dependent tasks is nothing new. The industrial revolution was the first big wave of automation where machinery was introduced to production lines as a means to reduce operation times, costs and complexities.

Topics: Cloud Stack

Dev Agencies: How To Maximize The Benefits Of Cloud Computing

While many development agencies have already embraced the cloud, dependence on existing IT infrastructure and legacy systems have resulted in most agencies having some sort of hybrid solution. This means that while some applications and servers are cloud-based, there are still local environments in use that need to integrate with newer infrastructure.

Topics: Cloud Computing

Improve Your Deployment Pipeline With Continuous Delivery

To move a project through the delivery pipeline effectively, you need some level of automation. Delivering software isn’t simply a process of taking one set of files and copying them over to a new environment – it’s a delicate orchestration of processes. And with more businesses looking to adopt DevOps into their organizations, those who have been at it for some time know that their advantage over newcomers will soon run out.

Topics: Continuous Delivery

Why Do Dev Agencies Need Continuous Delivery?

At its core, DevOps facilitates collaboration between software developers, other IT professionals and the business at large, while automating much of the delivery of software and changes to infrastructure. Due to its magnitude, DevOps calls for some major adjustments to entrenched organizational cultures that have traditionally seen developers, operations teams and other business units working separately.

Topics: Continuous Delivery

Scalability Solutions: Is Your Site Prepared For Popularity?

We’re living in a high-volume, high-velocity information era and businesses are feeling the pressure to adopt, adapt – or die. Not only must they cater to oceans of internal, social, web and customer data, but they also need the expertise, processes and people in place to usher in new ways of doing business that cater to the demands of the 21st century customer. But while transformation in the digital era has become essential for every business, it’s also very much a process.

Topics: DevOps

Configuration Management And Containers: Which Is Better?

Configuration management is best understood through a simple example. If you, a new sysadmin, were to configure a web server with your Linux knowledge, you would know the commands to install packages and perhaps even build a few of your own. After editing some configuration files, loading kernel modules, restarting services, applying a few troubleshooting principles and documenting as you go along, a few things don’t work.

Topics: Configuration Management